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forwards as soon as the fourth boly was interred. One body had already been interred; the son jumped down upon it, and while he was thus in the grave, standing upon one body and leaning against three, the two grave-diggers gave him his father, who was dressed in a long, coarse, white linen shirt. The grave was so narrow that the man had great difficulty in laying the body in it, but as soon as he had done so, he addressed the lifeless corpse of his father, and embraced it with a great deal of feeling : the situation of the father and son, although so very unusual, seemed at the moment any thing but unnatural. In scrambling out of the grave, the man very nearly knocked a woman out of the tier of corpses at his back; and as soon as he was up, the two attendants with their spades threw earth down upon the face and the white dress of the old man, until both were covered with a very thin layer of earth : the two men then jumped down with heavy wooden rammers, and they really rammed the corpse in that sort of way that had the man been alive he would have been killed ; and we then all walked away.—Head's Rough Notes.
SINGULAR City.–Fribourg is an ngły, but most extraordinary old place, in a beautiful but most extraordinary situation. The romantic Sarine rushes by its grotesque and antique walls, which inclose not only an immense extent of ground, but romantic dells and solitary scenes, more like the wilds of a desert than the interior of a city; while astonishing precipices of sand-stone, forming another wall of nature, rise around, in the sides of which curious chambers and cells, and chapels, have been hollowed out, fit for the abode of pious anchorites. The few inhabitants the enormous site of this strange old city contains, present a curious contrast with each other, one half of them living on the top of a rocky precipice, the other at the bottom of it, so that the pavement of one street literally serves as the roof for the houses of another : while it is a curious fact, that these two divisions, though fellow citizens, are yet as distinct as if they belonged to two different kingdoms, speak different languages, and cannot understand each other; the high dwellers speaking French, and the low German,
But the extraordinary sight of monks, in their long white robes, and friars, with shaved crowns, and bare sandelled legs, and ropes round their waists, walking solemnly about the streets--and sưurs grises, habited like nuns, gliding along; the host borne in state through the market, and all the dirty fishwomen and cabbage-hucksters falling down on their knees in the dirt, to adore it; the tinkling of bells, the saying of masses, the worshipping of images, the figures of Saints and Madonnas that adorn the gloomy, dirty, old-fashioned streets, and the quaint antiquated dresses of the people, altogether present a spectacle so extraordinary, that I am convinced Fribourg has not its parallel on the face of the earth. One cannot help thinking, that its honest citizens have contrived to lock up the sixteenth century within its walls ; for you seem as if you had suddenly got into a place which was going quietly on in that primitive age, while all the rest of the world are living in the nineteenth-Continental Adventures.
Swiss Scenery.-Certainly, going from France into Switzerland, is like passing through purgatory to get to paradise. And Switzerland is an earthly paradise. The majestic trees, the verdant fields, the blooming enclosures, the deep blue waters of the wide expanded lake, its richly cultivated shores, with picturesque cottages, cheerful country houses, sweet villages and hanulets reposing on its banks ;--the woods, the rocks, the half-seen opening vallies--the lofty mountains--the Alps in all the majesty of nature--the hoary summit of Mont Blanc, crowned with its eternal snows --No! vainly should I seek to give you an idea of this land of surpassing beauty !All that is lovely, romantic, glorious, and sublime in the works of nature, are combined in these scenes of varied enchantment!
Nothing can be more animated than the scenery of Switzerland. The whole country is overspread with rural habitations. Here you see the wealthy substantial farm house, compactly built of wood, with its steep projecting roof, covered with wooden shingles, secured with poles and stones-unpainted, but well varnished with its own dative brown coat of exuded resin; perchance carved over with quaint texts of scripture, and always sheltered under venerable umbrageous walout trees, from the fruit of which the peasants extract their oil. Turn aside, and there, in a deep pastoral valley, at the base of some beetling mountain, which seems to threaten its humble roof with the terrific avalanche-stands a sweet lowly cottage, filled with busy inmates, and surrounded with every appearance of rural labour and contentment. High above, perched on some aërial summit, accessible only to the shepherd and the chamois, you behold the Alpine Chalet, or mountain dairy, tenanted only in summer, while the cows are grazing on the lills.-Continental Adventures.
CONTEST WITH A Condor.--Got to Mendoza, and went to bed. Wakened by one of the party who arrived: he told me, that seeing the condors hovering in the air, and knowing that several of them would be gorged, he had also ridden up to the dead horse, and that as one of these enormous birds flew about fifty yards off, and was unable to go any farther, he rode up to him, and then, jumping off his horse, seized him by the neck. The contest was extraordinary, and the rencontre unexpected. No two animals can well be imagined less likely to meet than a Cornish miner and a condor; and few could have calculated, a year ago, when the one was hovering high above the snowy pinnacles of the Cordillera, and the other many fathoms beneath the surface of the ground in Cornwall, that they would ever meet to wrestle and “ hug” upon the wide desert plain of Villa-Vicencia. My companion said he had never had such a battle in his life; that he put his knee upon the bird's breast, and tried with all his strength to twist his neck; but that the condor, objecting to this, struggled violently, and that also, as several others were flying over his head, he expected they would attack him. He said, that at last he succeeded in killing his antagonist, and with great pride he showed me the large feathers from his wings; but when the third horseman came in, he told us be had found the condor in the path, but not quite dead.--Head's Rough Notes.
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The History of the Reign of Henry the Eighth ; being the first part of the modern History of England, by Sharon Turner, F.A.S., &c.
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Practical Hints on Light and Shade in Painting, illustrated by finished Etchings of thirty-nine Examples, from the Italian, Flemish, and Dutch Schools, by John Burnet.
Early in November will be published, the English Gentleman's Manual, or a View of a Library of Standard English Literature, with notices Biographical and Critical, including many curious Original Anecdotes of eminent Literary Men of the Eighteenth Century : with Estimates for furnishing Libraries, and Lists of Books adapted for Persons going Abroad, Regimental Libraries, &c.
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There are certainly as many impediments to marriage in this life, as Mr. Malthus in his heart could desire. I do not allude to those persons who are obliged to impose his “moral restraint” upon themselves, and to live, nolens volens, without consorts, but even to those who have the de quoi vivre, and who are actually in that burning state, from which St. Paul thinks a man may lawfully liberate himself by marrying. When a poor victim finds himself in that condition, tied to the stake as it were, and feels the flames already licking his body, he finds but little consolation in the advice given him by the Apostle ; and is not much deterred by the geometrical ratio in which population increases. I have full experience in my own case, that the great anxiety of a man is not about the propriety or the consequences of the step, but the difficulty of effecting his escape from the conflagration. It would be all very well if a bachelor under sentence of relaxation—that is, to be burned alive at an auto da fè, unless he abjured the heretical doctrine of celibacy, and reconciled himself to Mother Church by taking Benedictine orders—could pick out among the surrounding spectators any lady who pleased himself, and possessed all the probable requisites for rendering him cool and comfortable. But it is not so.-A gentleman would cut a mighty ridiculous figure, who should fall down on his knees before a lady in a large circle, and exclaim, “ Dear madam, by your Christian charity I beseech you save me from combustion: I am on fire!” “Where? Wherein? Whereabouts ?” “ Here, hereabouts, every where.-Will you make no effort to save me? My precious phoenix, have pity upon your dying salamander, ere he is reduced to ashes. Share with him your inconsumable nature, and in return become thou bone of his bone, and flesh of his flesh; and instead of one perishing, let us both increase and multiply!” I can fancy how she would bridle up, on receiving a pop in this extraordinary, and yet most orNov. 1826.